No, not really fishing. Mostly, teaching. But yes, I’ve been kind of scarce around here. I hope you won’t all forget about me! I’m doing well, just super super busy with my classes. And other stuff.
- Mr. McBody and I celebrate being married 21 years ago today! Woo!! Sometimes this just boggles my mind. Where did all that time go? I am thankful that it has been a good, sweet journey, not without its bumps, but we’ve ridden them all so far. I am grateful for his support and his always advocating for my health even when I didn’t advocate for it myself, in fact I was trying to toss it out the window with both hands. I think we’ll probably go out to a nice dinner, and I will practice my appetizers + wine + 3 bites of dessert method of maintenance. I’ll let you know how that goes. We also got tickets to a play that has gotten rave reviews and is allegedly romantic. We shall see!
- I have been WANTING to write a post about the recent brouhaha about Michael Pollan and people accusing him of Fat Hatred. Unfortunately, this is not something I can just zip off in three minutes. I feel like in order to be coherent and really make any sense, I need to do a LOT of reading and then take a lot of time to formulate my thoughts. Of which I have many. If you’d like to read ahead, and get started on this conversation without me, just Google “Michael Pollan fat hatred.” You’ll be busy for a while.
- I’m going to 4-day intensive WW Leader training starting October 15th! Without giving away any Big Secrets, I’d love to blog that experience.
- I have a winner in the MizFit “unapologetically myself” T-shirt giveaway! It’s LND, who wrote:
Excuse: I cant work out because that work out scares the shileighleighs out of me.
Response: (Don’t look up the workout before going to the gym…CrossFit changes it daily)
Actually, the response is something along the lines of: If you don’t go you are just cheating yourself. Scale the workout if you have to, but results only happen if you do the work necessary to get there.
I just love that word, “shileighleighs.” OK LND, I’ve emailed you. Hit me up with your mailing address and you will have your MizFit shirt in no time!
I will really try and stop in but it will probably be kind of boring. “I ran.” “I went to Nia.” “I maintained my weight.” 🙂
Seriously though. This blog has been my lifeline for MONTHS so I do not want to stay away too long. I know once I stop blogging, I might be tempted to get slacky in other ways. Don’t let me do that. Write me and let me know if there’s anything you want me to write about. I respond well to homework.
AND I’ll be here Tuesday night for Biggest Loser liveblogging, without fail.
September 25, 2009 at 10:15 pm
Happy Anniversary! Hope you and Mr. F have a wonderful celebration!
I love how busy you are with your “new” life – the WW leadership stuff, the exercise…sometimes, do you recognize yourself?
Keep coming back – and now I’m off to google Michael Pollan.
September 26, 2009 at 12:52 am
Well keep blogging because I love reading it! You are fun and give a fresh look to WW. 🙂
September 26, 2009 at 4:19 am
Happy anniversary! It was mine too this week, although you have quite a few years on us.
Michael Pollan and fat hatred? Really? I’ve read two of his books this month and regularly reads his articles. I have not come across anything of the kind… Must google!
September 26, 2009 at 2:53 pm
Foodie! I’ve been faithfully reading since the Spring. I thought about chiming in many times and didn’t, but I had to post on this one and say, “Keep blogging!”
Ten years ago in August I started WW and regular exercise and lost 40+ pounds. I felt so amazing that I swore I’d never slip. Er, welllllll…. Many things happened in the ensuing years, some of them very happy and some of them very sad. The upshot? I slipped. I found myself at the end of May, ten years older, fifty-five pounds heavier (heavier than my WW start weight in 1999), and feeling like crap most of the time. Fortunately, I too have a very supportive husband and we decided to WW together. We’ve been doing the online only version, which I love. They didn’t have *that* in 1999!
I’ve discovered that men (generally speaking) have a distinct biological advantage where weight loss is concerned. So far he’s lost 38 lbs to my 16. Sigh. It has been wonderful to have a partner, and I’m so grateful to him for enthusiastically taking this on because it is sometimes, um, not fun. But I am “dieting” with a GUY and (since I’m not going to the F2F meetings) I am really, really, glad to have your blog for the GAL perspective. There are plenty of universals to this process and so I think anyone could read your posts and be rewarded. But I wanted to thank you for how much your words have helped me, rung a bell with me, kept me motivated, given me hope. So don’t worry if it seems like a laundry list of you doing all the everyday things that have to be done in order to maintain what you’ve achieved. It truly helps me to imagine that someday there will be a point of maintenance for me too. That will be just grand. Please keep posting as you have the time and inspiration. Cheers!
September 26, 2009 at 3:59 pm
Tilly! You made my day. How many other lurkers are out there?? I had no idea you were reading my blog, so thank you SO much for shouting out. It made me so happy!
Thanks also for telling me about your journey. Of course – that is one of my biggest concerns- slipping, after months or years. It is not easy to keep this going for long periods, although some super inspirational people out there have managed to do it. I wish you the best on your new path and hope it’s your last trip back.
Please keep speaking up more, I’m so glad to know you’re here.
September 26, 2009 at 9:17 pm
FB, I started my program/blog because I am prediabetic and hoping to delay Type 2 as long as I can. I found your story so helpful, especially as it reminded me that you can do the right things and still get diabetes. Your Ac1s look great and when my D-day comes (unless I can pull off a miracle and keep it away) I will reread your posts to remind myself what good health you can enjoy even after a diabetes diagnosis, especially if you treat your body well. Keep it up!
September 27, 2009 at 1:25 am
I know there are lurkers. I have a friend that has been reading some blogs for five years and she has never commented on them. She is the kind of friend that stepped up and commented on blog (GREAT friend, huh?), but she has lurked for five years on others.
We won’t let you slack off for too long because we love to read your posts. You are so funny.
I am hoping that you will post something after next Sunday’s Nia jam. Wouldn’t it be cool if people that read your blog showed up and you got to meet them there? Wow! That would be so cool.
September 27, 2009 at 12:38 pm
Congratulations on your wedding day.
I just started reading your blog (again) and hope that you won’t entirely quit blogging. I like your writing style.
I myself don’t write a post everyday because I have a busy life too and I’m Dutch so writing in English is not that natural to me and I have to think about words or look them up.